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Special traffic arrangements in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po
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     Police will implement special traffic arrangements to facilitate members of the public visiting the "Wishing Tree" in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po during the Lunar New Year.

A. Road closure

     Lam Tsuen Heung Kung Sho Road between Lam Tsuen Pai Lau and Lam Tsuen Rural Committee Office will be closed between 7am and 7pm daily from February 19 to March 5 for the implementation of pedestrianisation.

B. Traffic diversion

     Depending on the prevailing traffic and crowd situation, vehicles heading for Lam Kam Road (Pat Heung bound), except franchised buses, coaches, green minibuses (GMBs), taxis with passengers and vehicles of Lam Tsuen residents, can only travel via Kwong Fuk Interchange, eastbound Tai Po Road íV Yuen Chau Tsai, slip road, the nearside lane of northbound Tolo Highway and Lam Kam Road Interchange between February 19 to March 5.

     Depending on the prevailing traffic and crowd situation, the slip road leading from Tai Po Tai Wo Road to northbound Tolo Highway will be closed between 11am and 5pm daily from February 19 to 22, except for franchised buses, coaches, GMBs and taxis with passengers.

     A temporary vehicle holding area will be designated between Lam Tsuen Public School and Hang Ha Po Tsuen to facilitate visitors alighting or boarding vehicles from February 19 to March 5.

C. Temporary restricted zone

     Vehicles will be prohibited from picking up or dropping off passengers and loading or unloading goods at the following locations between 7am and 7pm daily from February 19 to March 5:

- The access road to Fong Ma Po Village between Lam Kam Road and Lam Tsuen Rural Committee Office; and
- Lam Kam Road between the access road to Tong Sheung Tsuen and Lam Kam Road Interchange, except franchised buses and GMBs.

     If the prevailing traffic situation permits, public light buses, GMBs and taxis may be allowed to pick up or drop off passengers on Lam Kam Road near Hang Ha Po Tsuen and Tong Sheung Tsuen. Plying for hire is strictly prohibited.

     Any illegally parked vehicles will be towed away without prior notice.

     Actual implementation of the traffic arrangements will be made depending on traffic and crowd conditions in the area. Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience, and follow the instructions of Police on site.

Ends/Monday, February 16, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:34

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